Tin of 500 anti-malaria tablets, England, 1951-1975

Made:
1951-1975 in Macclesfield
maker:
Imperial Chemical Industries Limited, Pharmaceuticals Division

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Tin of 500 'Avloclor' anti-malarial tablets, one of ten anti-malarial drug preparations from ICI Ltd. (Pharmaceuticals Division), 1951-1975.

‘Avloclor’ is the brand name for an anti-malarial drug called chloroquine. The drug, made by ICI Ltd, is used to treat and prevent malaria. Although made in England, the drug would have been taken in areas or by people travelling to areas where the disease is prevalent, such as Africa and the Middle East. Common side effects include vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and itching. Despite these, the drug is safe for pregnant women to take.

Details

Category:
Industrial Chemistry
Object Number:
1976-626/2
Materials:
ferrous alloy, paper
type:
tablets
taxonomy:
  • drug
  • drug
credit:
ICI Ltd. (Pharmaceuticals Division)
status:
Permanent collection

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